Insoles for Walking

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Many people that walk complain of pain from their feet or legs due to lowered arches or over pronation. When a podiatrist talks about the arch he is in fact talking about the gap on the inner aspect of your foot and the ground. Arch pain and flat feet occur when your arch does not have enough stability due to lax ligaments and foot structures to support your foot. It may affect one foot or both feet. Walkers that have a low arch or no arch commonly refer to their condition as flat feet or fallen arches. Fallen arches can cause problems in walkers such bunions, callus, corns, achilles tendonitis, shin pain, severe heel pain, knee and ankle pain.

A symptom to watch for is abnormal shoe wear on your walking shoes. People with flat feet typically have shoes that break down the inside wall of the heel counter and the outside of the forefoot area. A good test is to look at your foot print. A foot with a normal arch does not leave much of an arch impression since the arch is mostly off the ground. A flat foot person leaves more of an impression. The primary cause of flat feet is over pronation. This can be controlled via insoles. People with flat feet or low arches who have been forced to live with back, knee and foot pain no longer have to put up with pain while standing, walking or running. View the Dr Foot insoles range

 

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Orthotic Proof Sources and Safety Data.

The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot orthotics/ foot insoles are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.

Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in preventing and treating arch pain while improving the structural integrity of the ligaments and muscles around the ankle. Flexible orthotics control foot motion without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.

Sources:

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Anthony RJ (1991) The Manufacture and Use of Functional Foot Orthoses.

Valmassey R (1998) Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity.

Whing W , Zernicke R(1998). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.

Journal of Applied Biomechanics

 

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